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Coach House Books, Oct 14, 2005 - Fiction - 260 pages
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Longlisted for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Lemon is the story of a teenaged girl with the numbers against her: three mothers, one deadbeat dad, one cancer-riddled protege, two friends, one tree-hugging stepbrother and a 60 percent average. The adults in her life are all mired in self-centeredness and the other kids are busy getting high, and she just can't be bothered to fit in.


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Lemon is not your average teenager - she hates parties and other social functions, spends her time volunteering in the children's cancer ward of the hospital, reads constantly, and criticizes everyone ... Read full review

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Born and raised in Montreal, Cordelia Strube trained as an actress, moving to Toronto in the '80s. She turned to writing plays for stage and radio, and in 1987 won the CBC Literary Competition for her play Mortal. She has also won the Toronto Arts Foundation Protege Award and been shortlisted for the Prix Italia, the Books In Canada First Novel Award, the ReLit, and the Governor General's Award. Her seven novels include Milton's Elements, Dr. Kalbfleisch and the Chicken Restaurant and Planet Reese.

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